Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 41.59
Liaison Adam Maurer
Submission Date Dec. 18, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Seattle Central College
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Adam Maurer
District Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the municipal/local level?:
Yes

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the municipal/local level, including the issues, legislation, and ordinances for or against which the institution has advocated:

The Seattle Central Office of Parking and Transportation, with student support, has been advocating with City of Seattle and King County for several years to improve the public transportation card for students. The Office of Parking and Transportation is committed to lowering the costs of public transportation for our students.


Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the state/provincial/regional level?:
No

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the state/provincial/regional level, including the issues, legislation, and ordinances for or against which the institution has advocated:
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Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the national level?:
Yes

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the national level, including the issues, legislation, and ordinances for or against which the institution has advocated:

On December 19, 2016, Seattle Central College President signed and joined a diverse group of Higher Education Institutions in a letter to the new Congressional delegation and incoming Presidential transition team. The letter begins by stating we, "recognize our academic and ethical responsibilities to current and future generations to take aggressive climate action; to reduce our sector’s carbon pollution, to support interdisciplinary climate education, and to continue research that expands our understanding of rapidly changing earth systems."


Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the international level?:
Yes

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the international level, including the issues, legislation, and ordinances for or against which the institution has advocated:

The Seattle Central College President signed a letter to the new Trump administration in December 2016 asking that the federal government support the Paris Agreement, an international climate agreement.


A brief description of other political positions the institution has taken during the previous three years (if applicable):
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A brief description of political donations the institution made during the previous three years (if applicable):
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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